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Definition: Head of government under the Republic. Consuls originally numbered two and then progressed to more. (They numbered three under the First Triumvirate and Second Triumvirate.) Consuls were elected and served a fixed term. They could be re-elected. Gaius Marius served as a consul seven times.

Related Resources:
List of the Roman Consuls
Just what it says. Includes Julius Caesar and other not-so-famous consuls.

Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Roman Offices: Consul
Examination of each level of government.

The Roman Constitution
See for yourself what the Romans thought a good government was.

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